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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Kenosha County Board of Health outlines updated COVID-19 booster eligibility

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The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged to get it, Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach said today.

Gerlach said the updated shot, known as the biva...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing MPV vaccinations to eligible populations

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Kenosha County Public Health is one of 17 approved MPV (monkeypox) vaccination providers in Wisconsin that are currently accepting appointments from the public, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

KCPH has received a limited supply of vaccine ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Kenosha County reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

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Kenosha County has identified its first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus (monkeypox), Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced today.

Contract tracing is underway, and the risk to the general public is low, Freiheit said.

“While monkeypox is certainly...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

COVID-19 boosters now available for children ages 5-11; other eligibility criteria outlined

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Children ages 5 through 11 are now able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster from local providers, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Echoing federal recommendations, Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit encouraged eligible people in this...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award

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Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente was recently recognized for Excellence in Public Health Media by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for providing up-to-date, critical information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Potente accepted the awa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Wisconsin DHS secretary visits Kenosha County as part of COVID-19 response Thank You Tour

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake came to Kenosha County with a simple message: “Thank you.”

The visit on Thursday, May 19, was the latest stop in a statewide tour that Timberlake is making to e...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled

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Kenosha County Public Health is conducting two additional COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics in the coming days.

Both will be held at the Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St., from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. this Friday, May 20, and from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

CDC classifies Kenosha County as High Community Level for COVID-19 transmission

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On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 Community Levels with new local data that place Kenosha County in the High category.

The Community Levels are a tool for monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on co...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health and partners to host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics

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Three COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics are scheduled for this month, with $25 Visa gift card incentives offered to all who receive a dose, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

The clinics will be offered at the following times and locations:

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health now providing fentanyl test strips along with Narcan training

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Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The county this week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, aft...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Two Kenosha businesses to host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics this week

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Two Kenosha businesses will host COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics this week, with $25 Visa gift card incentives offered to all who get vaccinated. 

The first clinic will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Bellissima’s Bou...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to Second Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 20

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A free, open-to-the-public COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic is returning to Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 20.

Those who receive a dose of the vaccine will receive a $25 Visa gift card (while supplies last).

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to public Sunday, Feb. 13, at St. Mark Church

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A free, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 13, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kenosha. 

The clinic will be held in the church gymnasium, located at the c...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

UPDATED: COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics scheduled for Feb. 6, 8, 9

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COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics will be held at three City of Kenosha locations over the upcoming week, with $25 Visa gift cards offered to those who receive a vaccine dose, Kenosha County Public Health and other partners announced today.

The clinics w...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

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In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Public health staff will no longer attempt to con...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Kenosha County to make N95 masks available to residents

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Kenosha County has received a supply of 440,000 N95 masks that will be distributed to residents in the coming days, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. No ID or residency is required.

 Starting today, the masks will be distributed to ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled throughout January

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Kenosha County Public Health, the Health Equity Task Force and other partners are collaborating on a series of mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month.

All three clinics will offer Visa gift card incentives to those who receive a first, second or bo...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health providing free radon test kits throughout January

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Kenosha County Public Health is offering free radon test kits throughout January — Radon Action Month — to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item.

There is a limit of one kit per person. All food donations will go to local food pa...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Health officer's statement on state advisory on Omicron variant

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today released this statement, following the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Dec. 20, 2021, advisory on the Omicron variant of COVID-19:

“The Wisconsin Department of Health Service...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to public Dec. 12 at Second Baptist Church

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A free, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available to the public from noon to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 12, at Second Baptist Church, 3925 32nd Ave., Kenosha.

This clinic is being conducted in a partnership between Kenosha County Public Health, th...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Joint statement on COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kenosha County

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With COVID-19 cases reaching their highest rates in nearly a year and hospitalizations on the rise, Kenosha County Public Health and the two hospital systems serving the community are urging the public to take precautions to prevent further spread of the ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Amid local and national spikes in overdose deaths, life-saving resources remain available

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Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month sp...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pati...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

New COVID-19 testing hours in effect at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s COVID-19 testing schedule at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor is changing effective this week.

Testing will now be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Dec. 14.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer children's COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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With the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now approved for use in kids ages 5-11, Kenosha County Public Health will host a series of children’s vaccination clinics beginning Thursday, Nov. 11.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said these clinics are av...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

COVID-19 testing available at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue station

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing four days per week through Dec. 14 at the Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 in Trevor, Kenosha County Public Health announced today.

Testing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesd...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Block-by-block COVID-19 vaccination missions continue

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Kenosha County Public Health and the Health Equity Task Force will hold two block-by-block COVID-19 vaccination missions in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this week.

As in previous weeks, public health staff and community volunteers will be walking the area...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health neighborhood vaccination effort continues

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Brandon Morris says understanding a healthy Kenosha County from a grassroots level is what will lead us to a healthier community overall.

That’s the objective of an on-foot, mobile mission that Kenosha County Public Health is conducting throughou...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to offer COVID-19 booster clinic Friday, Oct. 8

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Kenosha County Public Health will host a COVID-19 booster dose clinic from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday, Oct. 8, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

This clinic is intended to serve eligible individuals who do not otherwise have access to a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Additional COVID-19 testing opportunities available in Kenosha County

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The Wisconsin National Guard will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot.

Testing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 

No appointments are needed, althoug...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health conducting neighborhood mobile missions

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Kenosha County Public Health has entered the next phase of its ongoing effort to promote COVID-19 vaccination, conducting mobile missions on foot in strategically selected neighborhoods. 

The next such effort will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. th...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

State of Wisconsin, Grace Welcome Center extend COVID-19 vaccination incentives

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The State of Wisconsin recently extended its $100 COVID-19 vaccination incentive to residents who receive their first dose of the vaccine between Aug. 20 and Sept. 19.

With that, a local organization is also continuing its additional $20 cash incentive to ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health answers frequently asked questions on COVID-19

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In response to recent community questions about COVID-19 — particularly, the Delta variant and vaccine developments — Kenosha County Public Health is providing this Q&A reference for the public.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

$120 available to those who utilize COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Grace Lutheran Church

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People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic this Thursday, Sept. 2, will be eligible to receive incentives totaling $120, organizers announced today.

The clinic will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health recommends universal masking in schools, institutions of higher ed

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As school boards meet and prepare for the 2021-22 school year, Kenosha County Public Health is recommending the implementation of universal masking requirements for teachers, staff, students and visitors in all education systems, regardless of COVID-19 va...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Mahone Fund, Kenosha County Public Health partner to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at upcoming events

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COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at this summer’s Lincoln Park Live Music Series performances and at the Aug. 21 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, event organizers announced today. 

These vaccination stations will be provided by...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Kenosha County to offer Human Services on the Go, a mobile unit targeted to specific neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning the week of June 21.

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health to continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after this week, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations.

The final, no-appointment-needed clinic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. this Friday,...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kenosha County Public Health issues recommendations on mask wearing

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In light of the recent change in CDC guidance and the upcoming May 27 expiration of the City of Kenosha’s mask requirement, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today issued a series of recommendations on the wearing of face coverings....

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics now open to people age 12 and up

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to serve clients ages 12 and up, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This expansion of eligibility follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Clinic clients may now choose COVID-19 vaccine variety; large clinics to end later this month

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics are now able to offer clients the opportunity to choose which of the three vaccine varieties they wish to receive, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This comes as the coun...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to accept walk-in clients April 21, 22 and 24

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients at COVID-19 community vaccination clinics this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 21, 22 and 24, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

This opportunity is open to anyone age...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Walk-ins to be served at COVID-19 vaccination clinics April 17 and 21 in Paddock Lake

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Kenosha County Public Health will be able to serve walk-in clients as long as doses remain available at the COVID-19 community vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, April 17, at Westosha Central High School, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freihe...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Kenosha County to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Central High School

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Kenosha County Public Health, in partnership with Westosha Central High School, will hold a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

This clinic is open to people who live, work or study in Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Kenosha County Kickstart addendum offers advisory COVID-19 guidance for events

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A newly released addendum to last year’s Kenosha County Kickstart plan provides advisory guidance for event organizers with the intention of limiting the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announce...

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Posted on: March 27, 2021

Holiday to affect COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule

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The Kenosha County Public Health COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will not be in operation on Friday, April 2, due to the Good Friday holiday.

People who become eligible for their second dose that day will be invited to make appointments beginning Apr...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center partnering in COVID-19 vaccine outreach effort

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Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations.

Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Eligible Kenosha County residents urged to contact call center for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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Kenosha County residents who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to contact the county vaccination call center to schedule an appointment for next week, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinic now operational in former Shopko building

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As of Wednesday, March 10, Kenosha County Public Health’s expanded-capacity COVID-19 community vaccination clinic is now operational in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The former clinic site in the Kenosha County Job Center is no lo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Kenosha County to open expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic in former Shopko building

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Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics are moving from the Job Center to a larger venue beginning next week.

Starting Wednesday, March 10, clinics will be held in the former Shopko building at 5300 52nd St. in Kenosha.

The new facility will...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 detected in Kenosha County

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Lab results received over the weekend confirmed that B.1.1.7, known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, has made its first known appearance in Kenosha County, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today. 

The individual tested posi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Kenosha County announces new brand, logo, vision and mission for public health services

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is rebranding itself as Kenosha County Public Health, debuting a new logo, mission and vision, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Freiheit said the name “Kenosha County Public Health” ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Kenosha County's 65+ vaccination rate hits 50 percent milestone

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As of Wednesday, 50 percent of Kenosha County’s 65-and-over population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced.

Kenosha County reached this milestone in just three weeks since the State of Wisconsin...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Kenosha County launches COVID-19 vaccine call center

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A call center is now available for people who do not have access to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments online, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

Those unable to access the links to providers on the county’s COVID-19 Response Hu...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Kenosha County COVID-19 website now lists links to vaccine providers

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A list of local providers of the COVID-19 vaccine is now included on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Response Hub Website, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The list, to be updated frequently, includes names and locations of provi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Kenosha County to announce COVID-19 vaccine info as soon as it becomes available

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With the State of Wisconsin’s announcement Tuesday that all adults 65 and over will be eligible to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine next week, the Kenosha County Division of Health looks forward to announcing more information about the local distribut...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Tier 1a, 1b individuals may now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccination info

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Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

County offering free flu shots via donation from Kenosha Fire Department

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free flu vaccinations to the public — while supplies last — courtesy of a donation from the Kenosha Fire Department.

Late last month, the department turned over more than 120 unneeded do...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health providing free radon test kits in trade for food donations

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is offering free radon test kits throughout January — Radon Action Month — to anyone who donates a nonperishable food item.

There is a limit of two kits per person. All food donations will go to loc...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

KCHC moves COVID-19 testing site; Modern Apothecary testing continues

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Two changes to the COVID-19 testing landscape in Kenosha County took effect recently.

The Kenosha Community Health Center moved its drive-thru testing facility from Gateway Technical College to the former Chase Bank drive-thru at 5506 Seventh Ave. in downt...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health receives, distributes initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is now helping to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care personnel, with an initial emphasis on emergency medical services workers, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Freiheit said Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

County collaborating with partners on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is working actively with the Kenosha County Emergency Operations Center, health care providers and other partners to coordinate local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted on: December 12, 2020

Dec. 12, 2020, COVID-19 Q&A

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In response to community questions about COVID-19 quarantine protocols and testing processes, the Kenosha County Division of Health is providing the following Q&A reference for the community.

Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit reminds the c...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Friday COVID-19 testing site moving to Salem Lakes Fire Station 1 in Trevor

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s weekly COVID-19 testing site in western Kenosha County is moving to a new location effective this Friday, Dec. 11.

Testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 11252 254th Court, Tr...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Kenosha County backs shorter quarantine for some COVID-19 close contacts

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The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

Last week, the Centers for Dis...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Kenosha Fire Department to offer free COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, Fridays at old Fire Station 3

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The Kenosha Fire Department will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year beginning this Friday, Nov. 20, the department announced today.

Anyone who lives or works in Wisconsin, ages 5 and above, can be tested...

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Posted on: November 14, 2020

Community leaders call on community to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations

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With cases of COVID-19 rising sharply in Kenosha County, local government and health leaders are imploring the community follow some fundamental health and safety recommendations.

As of Friday, Kenosha County had some 7,200 cumulative, confirmed cases of t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Modern Apothecary moves COVID-19 testing site to old Fire Station 3

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In a new, public-private partnership, Modern Apothecary this week moved its COVID-19 testing site to the former Kenosha Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road. 

A locally owned, independent pharmacy, Modern Apothecary last month began offering fr...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Health officer recommends move to virtual school between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4

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Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit is strongly recommending that all schools within the county — K-12, colleges and universities — switch to virtual instruction only between Nov. 23 and Jan. 4.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

National Guard COVID-19 testing times to change

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The hours for COVID-19 testing that the Wisconsin National Guard is providing in Kenosha County will shift slightly, due to the impending end of Daylight Saving Time on Saturday night.

Beginning this Friday, Oct. 30, testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

State computer upgrade to affect COVID-19 reporting temporarily

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A planned upgrade to a state computer system will cause an outage affecting COVID-19 reporting this weekend, the Kenosha County Division of Health announced today.

The Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) will undergo several enhancemen...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Modern Apothecary to offer free COVID-19 testing Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays on Simmons Island

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A new, drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity is coming to Kenosha County beginning this Thursday, Oct. 15.

Locally owned, independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary will offer testing each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through at least Nov. 15 in the parkin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to be offered in Kenosha County each Monday, Friday

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing twice weekly throughout this fall.

Testing will be available each Monday, Oct. 12 through Dec. 7, at the Kenosha County Jo...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Kenosha County Division of Health urges compliance with governor’s emergency order

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The Kenosha County Division of Health is strongly urging individuals and businesses to comply with the statewide public health emergency order that takes effect Thursday, Oct. 8, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today.

The order by Gov. Tony Evers limi...

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